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Lucky U IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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Lucky U IPALucky U IPA

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1,031 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Amarillo, Magnum, Perle, Cascade, Apollo, Fuggle, Golding hops.

Two Row Pale, Munich, Carmel, Torrified Wheat malts.

68 IBU.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 06-28-2009)
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Reviews by SouljaSaia17:
Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This IPA has bright orange color with a 2 finger soapy head, also has a hint of amber. Head dissipates dramatically, but leaves some nice lacing.

S: Aroma is of citrus hops with some pine resin. Also has a hint of honey and some sweet malts.

T: Nice bitterness upfront, some tangy orange and pine in the initial flavor with a grapefruit aftertaste. Some spice and earthy type hops present as well.

M: Very medium bodied for an IPA, very drinkable. Get all of the flavors without it being over the top.

O: I've had quite a few IPA's and this is the way the style should be. Not to mild, not too bitter. Definite balance in flavors for this beer makes it another hit for the Colorado Brewing Company!

SouljaSaia17, Jul 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.48/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smallish frothy white head that goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet melon with some grassy, fruity, spicy floral hops.

The flavor is vegetal malts with some charry bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery. As it warms, it's not as bad, but any decent hop flavors (fruits, spicy florals) trying to peek through get washed out by the watery body.

Overall, after an interesting pour, a bit of a disappointment. It's very watery and not very appealing flavor-wise.

Beaver13, Feb 20, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What an underwhelming beer. Breckenridge makes some good stuff like their oatmeal stout, but this one just doesn't hold up.

Looks impressive enough, standard orange and brown hue you would expect in an ipa. Maybe a little darker in appearance than standard.

Nothing comes across aroma wise. Taste is massively disappointing. They say on the label it is a hoppy homage to something, but there is no discernable hop profile.

It at least isn't thin and punishing throughout the bottle. Disappointing.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of Bmm281
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Bmm281, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Turbo
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Turbo, May 03, 2014
Photo of sgoodship
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the local market. THought I'd give it a whirl.

It's a not so pretty murky copper color. With a fairly aggressive pour, it only managed to provide a modest half finger head that dissipates to spottiness pretty quickly. The lack of cap didn't stop it from delivering a surprising amount of fine lace. The really fine stuff disappeared, leaving some small spots.

The initial smell is a good mix of malt and grassy hop. Some grapefruit coming through.

The taste is sweet with a nice strong caramel malt up front. The grassy and citrus hop comes on strong in the middle but dies out before it gets to end, leaving a bit of a void - kinda seltzer-like. It's a shame because there is a nice piney kick there that showed some promise. The finish is a bitterness with no bite - a bit hollow. There's some residual hop dryness and pine in the back of the palate as aftertaste.

The body is medium. The carbonation felt medium but didn't really seem to be able to establish a reason for being.

It's a nice drink but it just didn't hit the spot for me. For an American IPA, I think it is missing a little oomph. I really don't like seltzery type flavor coming through in an IPA.

sgoodship, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

csmartin6, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -5%

TTripp725, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

nstroup, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of jonphilipp
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jonphilipp, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +17%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Doomcifer, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle

no freshness info

pour: Hazed and dull copper. Lighter khake head, gauzy, tiny bubble and leaves nice looking cpoious scattered webs of lace.

Sniff: citrus, orange beel

Taste: Solidly hopped, citric, with more orange notes, grapefruit in the mix. Malty counterbalance present and smoothening with toasty under notes. Fully flavorful, freshtasting and quite enjoyable.

A worthy newcomer to my neighborhood's beer distribution points.

Billolick, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of tigg924
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: caramel malt, and citrus hops

Taste: citrus hops, caramel malt, and some meadow

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium-light bodied, sweet start and middle with some bitterness at the end and in the aftertaste

Overall: This bottle was good through the end of August, so perhaps it is crisper when fresher, but I found this to be a very average IPA that is a more on the malty side. This is certainly easy to drink, but probably not one I would look for again. I wanted a bit more hops zing.

tigg924, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of Skye1024
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Skye1024, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

dankjohn, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +17%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of xdefeatsy
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

xdefeatsy, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +17%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -5%

juicebox, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of GOBLIN
3/5  rDev -12.3%

GOBLIN, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of far333
3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazed aprocot copper colored with a beige-orance head that rises up an inch high and settles out quickly. Aroma of biscuity malt and subtle floral hops, some mint and butterscotch and graham cracker.

Flavor of toasty malt and ornage rind hopes, punctuated with piney notes. Finishes with more pine, and a slight metallic note. Hop bitterness lingers.

Semi-slick mouthfeel, a bit watery. Average beer overall.

far333, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of LvanB
1/5  rDev -70.8%

LvanB, Jun 03, 2012
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Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.